UKIP MEP Godfrey Bloom has added his name to the prestigious list of UKIP MEP’s who have managed to humiliate the UK in the European Parliament by acting in a totally unacceptable way. Mr Bloom shouted “Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Fuehrer” at Martin Schulz (the leader of the Socialist grouping in the European Parliament). He then held up proceedings on a couple of occasions by refusing to leave the chamber (when asked).
Mr Bloom joins his party leader Nigel Farage in letting the UK down. Mr Farage notoriously told President of the European Council Herman van Rompuy he had “the charisma of a damp rag” in an outburst in the European Parliament. These incidents are hugely unusual within the European Parliament, but are increasingly becoming normal for UKIP members.
These men continue to embarrass the UK by breaking Parliamentary rules around treating members with “respect”. Voting UKIP will not bring the UK any closer to leaving Europe, but it will move the UK away from holding influence in Brussels. They do nothing but isolate us further.